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All black lives matter

| Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The slogan “Black Lives Matter” should be agreeable to all and affirmed by everyone. Still, I have to question the members of that movement in that the only black lives that matter seemed to be those killed by police. At least at first, that was all the black lives that mattered. They didn’t protest or seem to worry about black-on-black killings, whereby far more blacks were killed than at the hands of the police. I was glad to see the protests that eventually developed in Chicago over blacks killed there and that those black lives also mattered.

Still, if black lives really matter, the movement should eventually have protests at the abortion clinics in the United States, where far more black lives are killed than those taken by the police and black-on-black killings combined. Black lives matter all across the board.

Brother Bill Mewes
Columba Hall
class of 1960


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